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Sunday, 30 October 2016

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN (Book Review)

04:27 Posted by Cindy Wong Dela Cruz No comments

This post is going to be quick. I just finished the book by Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train. I wanted to read the book before watching the movie, as I did love Gone Girl, and if it promised the same quality, same crazy thriller story, I would be willing to read it. I am becoming a slow reader that it took me a couple of weeks to finish. 

It does have a promising start, it got my attention right away, a page turner right after I got introduced to the main characters: Rachel, Megan, and Anna. The writing was quite appalling and unconvincing. The choice of words and the trail of thought could have been improved. But indeed there were times I got excited, especially when I started learning their back story. I like Megan's backstory. I am fascinated with how Rachel was getting confused with the story in her head. I got interested to how Anna copes with the challenges, trying to be the better woman. Anna was becoming pathetic, Rachel getting crazy herself, and Megan trying to figure herself. They were all problematic women, making it an interesting story.

In the middle of the book, I was getting bored with a series of phone calls, conversations, and strange meetings. The last 50 pages, it picked itself together again. It became exciting, and I couldn't stop reading it. Then I get to the end, and it was flat. I still enjoyed it, nevertheless, so please do read it.

I am going to watch the movie, so we'll see how it goes. 

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I love traveling and being immersed with different cultures. It has cultivated my love for learning and has exposed me to different perspectives. I'm a travel specialist during the day, while writing has always been my first love (considering my love of books, of course). I am an editor of Lapis sa Kalye (Hindi ito ang normal mong nababasa)**a Facebook page which promotes Philippine Literature, one of the writers of the published book - **PENDULUM. I was also the Editor in Chief of our online magazine which published free literary works. I also post my works in Wattpad reaching more than 70k reads.

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